Call for Submissions: Cavite Young Writers Workshop (CYWW)


The First Cavite Young Writers Workshop aims to help beginning writers to hone their craft through lectures and peer-critiquing sessions. The workshop will last for four (4) weekends of April and accepted fellows are expected to attend all of the sessions, otherwise they will forfeit their slot for the workshop and CYWA’s next big project: Lóngos, a zine project for the fellows which was launched last BLTX 2017. The workshop is free and as much as the CYWW screening committee would want to have more participants to attend, CYWW will only accept fifteen (15) fellows at most. They are also expected to be willing to travel to Bacoor, Cavite at their own expense.

CYWW will cater to two categories— short story and poetry— and aspiring fellows are only allowed to submit to only one (1) category, in either English or Filipino. Applicants are free to choose whichever topic they would want to discuss in their pieces.

An entry for the short story category must at least have 2,000 but no more than 5,000 words. It should be typewritten in .doc or .docx format, using either Times New Roman or Book Antiqua as the typeface with 12pts as size, double-spaced with one (1) inch margin on all sides, and it should be on a letter size paper (8.5” x 11”) with pagination that bears the title of the piece (e.g. TITLE page 1 of x).

An entry for the poetry category must at least have three (3) but no more than (5) poems. It should be typewritten in .doc or .docx format, using either Times New Roman or Book Antiqua as the typeface with 12pts as size, single-spaced with one (1) inch margin on all sides, and it should be on a letter size paper (8.5” x 11”) with pagination that bears the title of the cycle or collection (e.g. TITLE page 1 of x).

The name or any identifying marks of the author, which may include but not limited to a pseudonym, should not be written on the entry. Entries should be attached and sent to caviteyoungwriters@gmail.com with a subject line bearing the category and surname of the applicant (e.g. SHORT STORY Villasin or POETRY Valdez). The email should also include (which may be written on the body of the email or attached as a separate word file) the applicant’s whole name, address, contact number, a 2×2 photo of the applicant (attached in the email), and a short bionote on the applicant’s background in writing. The deadline of submission is on 28 February 2018, no later than 11:59pm.

Failure to comply with mechanics may disqualify an applicant and their entry.

All entries should be original and not a translation of any existing piece, published or otherwise. Should the CYWW screening committee finds an applicant guilty of plagiarism, the entry will be automatically disqualified and the author banned from participating in other CYWA projects.

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